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Autumnal - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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BA SCORE
86
very good

227 Ratings
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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 10
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
This deep amber hued ale takes it’s inspiration from Germany while still nodding to the Belgian farmhouse tradition. The base is comprised of German two-row, wheat, Cara-Munich, and roasted barley. Generously hopped with a blend of Perle, Spalt, and Hallertau Mittelfrüh and fermented with a rustic Belgian farmhouse ale yeast. These elements together provide a melange of earth and fruit aromas backed with hints of caramel with a dry clean finish.

(Beer added by: timtim on 10-12-2010)
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2.95/5  rDev -22%

AlexFields, Nov 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Hellpop65, Nov 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

dipso123, Nov 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

RavenForBeer, Nov 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

threedaggers, Nov 04, 2014
Photo of justintcoons
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance
Cloudy copper with reddish-mahogany highlights. Has 1/2 finger of tan head that dissipates quickly. Light carbonation with plenty of yeast sediment floating around.

Nose
Brown brad, brown sugar, hazelnut, and dark fruit.

Taste
Caramel, brown bread, and toasted grains. Notes of brown sugar and touches of hazelnut. Suggestions of dark fruit, concord grape, and black plum. Earthy hop presence with a squeeze of lemon. Light notes of hay, potpourri, and clove.

Mouthfeel
Medium-light bodied, crisp, clean, off-dry, and refreshing.

Overall
A malty Oktoberfest grain bill with Stillwater's Saison Ale yeast. Yes, please! Very tasty and hides the alcohol extremely well.

justintcoons, Oct 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +32.3%

One of my all time favorites. Perfect balance of malt and hops for a darker, though not dark, saison.

jbeizer, Oct 17, 2014
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2.95/5  rDev -22%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours a ruddy dark amber, closer to brown with an ecru head that dissipates to a thin collar. Sort of muddy puddle looking beer. The scent is somewhat nondescript. A general malty scent with some caramel. Hops are not distinct.

Taste is mostly malty with notes of caramel and a slight roasted flavor. Not as crisp and dry as I expect from a saison. Really, doesn't come off as a saison at all. The yeast isn't very expressive either. Lively mouthfeel and a bit thin. Relatively disappointed by this one. Rather boring, yet has no glaring flaws.

Jmamay22, Oct 16, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +9%

dhabersa, Oct 11, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +2.6%

Trooper92292, Oct 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

jaydoc, Oct 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Cynic-ale, Sep 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

bobv, Sep 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

podes, Sep 27, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -3.7%

let8it8grow, Sep 25, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev +1.9%

sd123, Sep 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

atlbravsrno1, Sep 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

stevehagy, Sep 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

FUwolfpacker, Sep 12, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -2.1%

pours a dark toffee/caramel color with a fingers worth of khaki head. Smells of dark bread, caramel, spices, and Belgian yeast. Bready malt and caramel backbone with spices and a light amount of cocoa and roast. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Overall a pretty decent amber saison, but not spectacular.

ksimons, Sep 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

LightnerLiquorKS, Sep 08, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -2.1%

kevinmaher, Sep 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

mikeburd1128, Sep 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +32.3%

Draven11, Sep 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

DrBier, Aug 07, 2014
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Autumnal from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
86 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.